Throughout a lifetime, women face unique health challenges. At Maida Pharmacy Compounding and Wellness, we personalize medications to address these challenges. One of the more common forms of personalized treatment involves replacement of the bodies naturally recognized hormones (referred to as bioidentical hormone replacement). Bio identical hormones replacement’s most obvious use is in treating symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes. However, there are many other scenarios besides menopausal symptom management where bio identical hormone replacement can be an effective treatment.
Bioidentical hormone replacement – not just for menopause
In the years approaching menopause hormone levels begin to fluctuate. For many women, this fluctuation may lead to distressing symptoms. During this transitional time period, many women state they simply “feel like a stranger in their own body” or are “in a constant battle with their body.” Bioidentical hormone replacement with the bodies naturally recognized hormones helps to address these symptoms, restoring the endocrine system’s delicate balance and complex interplay.
Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
Often, the typical symptoms of PMS such as bloating, breast tenderness, and joint pain, as well as more psychological symptoms like depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings can be traced to a hormonal imbalance referred to as estrogen dominance. Bio identical hormone replacement with a form of progesterone identical to the bodies can balance this state of estrogen dominance helping to manage distressing symptoms. PMDD, a more severe form of PMS, can also be treated with bioidentical progesterone.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
A common condition linked to hormone imbalance in young women is PCOS. Symptoms of PCOS include irregular periods, excessive levels of androgens, and ovarian cysts. PCOS can lead to complications like weight gain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, as well as difficulties becoming pregnant. Bioidentical hormone replacement with the bodies naturally recognized hormones can be incorporated into a treatment plan to directly treat PCOS or manage complications.
Maintenance of Pregnancy
Progesterone is crucial for a successful pregnancy. This hormone prepares the uterus for pregnancy and nurtures the developing baby. Bio identical progesterone in the form of gels or suppositories helps maintain a pregnancy.
Post-partum Depression (PPD)
New mothers are faced with numerous challenges. Though, the “baby blues” are common for many women, a severe form of depression may occur in mothers after childbirth. Potentially linked to the drastic drop in hormones after giving birth, replacement with the bodies naturally recognized hormones is a viable treatment option. In fact, a newly approved product called Zulresso is a synthetic derivative of progesterone
Maida Pharmacy Compounding and Wellness offers personalized treatment options for the unique health challenges faced by women.
Personalized Treatments for Women
Non-Hormonal Menopausal Symptom Management
Our Pharmacists have formulated a number of compounded medications to help manage menopausal symptoms when hormone therapy is not an option. Ask us about them!
Pain associated with breast feeding
All Purpose Nipple Ointments.
Creams, gels, suppositories formulated with multiple active ingredients targeting the different mechanisms of pain.
Treatment Resistant vaginal yeast infections
Alternatives to azole antifungals.
Reoccurring bacterial vaginosis
Combination therapy for multimodal approach to treatment.